Separate from the interactive map, our work includes nominating sites to the National Register of Historic Places for their significance to LGBT and American history. Overseen by the National Park Service, the National Register is an honorary federal list that includes over 93,500 sites across the country, yet the LGBT community remains vastly underrepresented with less than twenty sites.
Sites below have also been listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places, which leads the country in nominations that specifically call out LGBT history. We are pleased to be working with the New York State Historic Preservation Office to ensure that the LGBT community’s contributions to American history are recognized on both the state and national registers.
Our work has been funded, in part, by a lead grant from the National Park Service Underrepresented Communities Grant Program to add diversity to the National Register.